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  1. emuneee

    emuneee Well-Known Member

    Widget Walkthrough

    YouTube - Touchwiz 3.0 walkthrough with the Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S)

    TouchWiz 3 is fantastic because it consists of some widgets, different (better IMO) color scheme, WiFi/BT/Silent/Vibrate switcher in notifications, and the launcher. The best part about the launcher? It can be replaced. :D

    I'm not a fan of "heavy" UI overlays (ie. HTC Sense) at all. I think TouchWiz does enough without doing too much.

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  2. subie41ife

    subie41ife Well-Known Member

    Awesome...can't wait!!!
  3. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

    So, in that widget tour, he brought up an app called "Home Switch." Is that something you need to install along w/LauncherPro/ADW in order to be able to switch between TWLauncher & the others or is that something that's pre-installed? I really appreciated that run-through. Answered a bunch of questions.
  4. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member

    ^^ I too would like to know...
  5. emuneee

    emuneee Well-Known Member

    I believe Home Switch is something you'll have to install from the Android Market. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
  6. macshield

    macshield Active Member

    I can't wait to get my hands on this. Does anyone know if it has visual voicemail?
  7. Blackforge

    Blackforge Well-Known Member

    With a Google Voice account you get visual voicemail.
  8. macshield

    macshield Active Member

    So it that the only way? I was hoping it had visual voicemail on the phone.
  9. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure all android phones have visual voice mail...? At least all of Sprint's androids do. Matter fact, on one of the unboxings up top someone entered visual voice mail app. I think it was the phonedog unboxing but am not sure...
  10. MisterEd

    MisterEd Well-Known Member

    Why do they put the charging jack on the top? Terrible design. In a car you have cables flopping out the top like a tree and hanging down the sides. The logical place for a charging jack is on the bottom. This pretty much eliminates any true cradles (without having wire dongles hanging off them). Dumb. There is always a "gotcha" of some kind with all these new devices that just makes you scratch your head and wonder what they were thinking.
  11. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member

  12. Blackforge

    Blackforge Well-Known Member

    Even if Google Voice is the only way (which I am unsure of), what is wrong with it? It is native to Android and after using it on a Nexus One for a little bit, very comparable to visual voicemail on the iPhone.

    In either case its just an application streaming a sound file from a server.
  13. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member


    Visual voice mail and google voice are 2 completely different apps. Visual voice mail deals only with your voice mails and is on all androids with no signing up or anything required. Its right in the app drawer. Just click into it to check your voice messages.

    I've never used google voice.
  14. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

    Ugh, you're right. I noticed the jack on top but the ramifications didn't register until you mentioned it.

    Boneheaded. Stupid stupid stupid. ARGH.
  15. emuneee

    emuneee Well-Known Member

  16. KMA

    KMA Well-Known Member

    If I get a car mount for this phone, I'm planning on it being positioned sideways (landscape) for better navigation. Isn't that the default/typical orientation for "car dock" mode anyway? If so, the cabling would come out the side and not the top. Still not sure it's the best place to put the port, but not the end of the world for me.
  17. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

    ^^ what he said. Landscape. Laaaaaaaaaandscaaaaaaaaaaaape.
  18. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Well-Known Member

  19. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

    That vid's on the last page of the review, which I've already included.
  20. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Well-Known Member

    Damn, I suck at this game.
  21. no driver

    no driver Active Member

  22. Jofaba

    Jofaba Well-Known Member

    Dammit! I was almost entirely sold on keeping my Aria and trying to be a responsible adult until I watched some of these reviews. No I am not so sure... I'm starting to dig it. And after seeing a few different hands on videos, the look of it is starting to grow on me as well. It'll have to sell itself to me in person, but I've gone from 75% happy keeping my Aria to probably 60%...
  23. t-readyroc

    t-readyroc Well-Known Member

    In the AndroidCentral hands-on video, the guy says that the battery cover's actually part of the antenna (8:12). That would explain why they made it metal...

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